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Monday, June 26, 2006

Deep Thought

Up until now Big Brother 2006 has been, let’s face it: mindless nonsense.

Today however, Glyn was set the challenge to find the answer to the ultimate question of ‘What is the meaning of life?’ Unsurprisingly, the conversation came around to ‘love’ being the answer. What a fabulous task!

It never ceases to amaze me how when faced with no access to literature, news, music or technology the conversation centres around the ‘cult of the self’ – Pete was in the diary room recently complaining that there wasn’t enough stimulating conversation in the house. Ironically, Big Brother actually presents the prospect of removal from the media pressures of the world that would put many people into a position to investigate worthwhile reflection and meditation. Odd then that none of the housemates seems to do this with their time. I am also surprised that they don't end up inventing more and more ingenious ways of wasting time, but why bother - when they can just talk about themselves!

It’s a good thing I am not in the house – I’d have been voted out in the first week for asking too many philosophical questions!


Anonymous Ian Stuart said...

I think you were close on the first line. Not so much Mindless Nonesense as Mindless People.
Do you think that anyone intelligent and articulate would be allowed in? Well maybe one but definately not 2.
I have heard rumours that pupils are now aspiring to be a 'celebrity'.
No Qualifications, no need to even be intelligent in fact the thicker you are the better.
Though to be honest with you Andrew a TV show based around philosophical discourse.......... not convinced. Remember that chat about a markers meeting for a Philosophy paper?
Everyone may well disappear into their own belly button

11:16 pm  
Anonymous Andy Watson said...

Trahimur omnes laudis studio.

8:17 am  
Anonymous Ian Stuart said...

speaking of mindless (me not you)......... what does that mean Andy? :-)

11:58 am  
Blogger ab said...

Not being a scholar of Latin, I had to go and look that one up - (the internet is such a great thing though!)

"we are all attracted by the desire for praise"

Which is quite a worrying concept - Ian - I know you have huge questions about this and blogging in particular!

12:17 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Don't you just love watching 'mindless nonsense' though. For me, it's the only time in the day I don't have to think, or answer questions, or be Mum, or in fact do anything. Bliss!

2:17 pm  
Blogger Gordon McKinlay said...

My family insist on watching BB therefore I get hooked every year without meaning to. This lot don't seem able to raise their intellectual and philisophical discussion beyond the grunt! Somewhat ironic that one of them claims to believe "every word in the Bible" and then swears like a trooper. I think she is missing the point! It would be nice to hear them talk about anything. It wouldn't even need to be deep.

6:19 pm  
Blogger marlyn moffat said...

There are times when one doesn't need the internet. (Did she sound a little smug there?) :-) I thought I had forgotten all my Latin. Laudis amo. And so do the weans!

10:40 pm  

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